National Instruments Digital Electronics FPGA Board for NI ELVIS II

Overview

The new NI Digital Electronics FPGA Board is ideal for teaching digital electronics and digital design concepts. The new board, with an onboard field-programmable gate array (FPGA) and the ability to be programmed by both NI LabVIEW and LabVIEW FPGA as well as Xilinx ISE tools, makes it easy for educators to teach introductory and advanced digital electronics concepts. The board can also be used with NI Educational Laboratory Virtual Instrumentation Suite (NI ELVIS) II/II+ integration, thus providing educators and students with a complete instrumentation suite to build test benches with real-world signals.

Find prewritten curriculum with LabVIEW and Verilog as well as examples, technical documentation, and answers to frequently asked questions. View webcasts that show how to program the board with LabVIEW and the Xilinx ISE tools, and explore the guided tour on the NI ELVIS platform.

Contents

Resources

Curriculum
Download labs and additional curriculum developed for the NI Digital Electronics FPGA Board using both LabVIEW and Verilog.
 

Webcast
See how the NI Digital Electronics FPGA Board uses Xilinx ISE tools or LabVIEW FPGA in the classroom.  

Technical Resources
Find useful technical resources to get started with the NI Digital Electronics FPGA Board and NI ELVIS II.
 

Buy an NI Digital Electronics FPGA Board for NI ELVIS II
Get purchasing details on the NI Digital Electronics FPGA Board.

NI ELVIS II
Learn about the NI ELVIS II platform and the different areas where it can be applied as well as other information such as how to get free courseware.
 

FAQ
Discover the answers to common questions about the NI Digital Electronics FPGA Board.

Curriculum

Download the following curriculum to teach digital electronics material in your classroom.  Each lab includes step-by-step instructions and LabVIEW or Verilog code.

Download Digital Electronics Courseware in LabVIEW

Browse and download comprehensive lab material written with LabVIEW and LabVIEW FPGA for the NI Digital Electronics FPGA Board.

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Download Digital Electronics Courseware in Verilog

Browse and download comprehensive lab material written using the Xilinx ISE tools and Verilog for the NI Digital Electronics FPGA Board. 

Webcast

Teach Digital Electronics Concepts with the NI Digital Electronics FPGA board, LabVIEW and NI ELVIS

Find out how you can teach digital electronics concepts using LabVIEW, the LabVIEW FPGA Module, NI ELVIS, and the new NI Digital Electronics FPGA Board. Discover how you can teach your students to program an FPGA with the graphical LabVIEW interface, in contrast to traditional text-based languages. 

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Teach Digital Electronics Concepts with the NI Digital Electronics FPGA board, Xilinx ISE tools and NI ELVIS

Learn how you can incorporate the new NI Digital Electronics FPGA Board and NI ELVIS to teach students VHDL using Xilinx ISE tools. Discover how you can use this board’s features to design and test custom circuits.  

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Technical Resources

Example Programs

Example Programs for the NI Digital Electronics FPGA Board

Drivers

NI Digital Electronics FPGA Board Hardware Driver

Manuals

User Manual

Specifications

Buy the NI Digital Electronics FPGA Board

NI ELVIS II Platform

Learn more about the NI ELVIS II design and prototyping platform and how you can use it across an entire curriculum from circuit design to controls, embedded design, and communication classrooms.
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Frequently Asked Questions

What software does this board require?

You can use LabVIEW FPGA or Xilinx ISE tools to program the FPGA on the NI Digital Electronics Board. Use of the NI Digital Electronics Board does require a driver, which you can find by following the driver download link in the technical resources section above.
 

What languages can I use to program the FPGA?

You can program the FPGA in the NI Digital Electronics Board using LabVIEW with the LabVIEW FPGA Module or with Xilinx ISE tools using either VHDL or Verilog code.
 

Is the board compatible with both NI ELVIS II and NI ELVIS II+?

Yes. The Digital Electronics FPGA Board for NI ELVIS is compatible with both the NI ELVIS II and NI ELVIS II+.
 

Are there any existing programs or lab material that I can use in my classroom?

Yes. There is prewritten course material available in the links in the Curriculum section above. 
 

What kind of FPGA is on the NI Digital Electronics FPGA board?

The NI Digital Electronics FPGA Board has a 500K Gate Xilinx Spartan-3E FPGA.
 

Can I implement soft core processors on the NI Digital Electronics FPGA Board?

Yes. For more information, see Xilinx at www.Xilinx.com/university.
 

What other boards are available for the NI ELVIS II and NI ELVIS II+?

There are many other electronic boards available for use with NI ELVIS. You can find more details on the NI ELVIS page.